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OBB-Personenverkehr AG, Austria's national railway, has sovereign immunity and cannot be sued in the U.S. for an American passenger's injury, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled. (Credit: AP)

Austrian Railway Immune To US Suits, High Court Says

Austria's national railway cannot be sued for personal injury, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, overturning a Ninth Circuit decision holding the railway accountable for a woman's injury.

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